Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

Emanuel Swedenborg Quote – “It is clear that the first step in the new birth is…”

It is clear that the first step in the new birth is a reception of truths by the understanding, and the second is the will to act in accordance with truths, and finally to practice them. No one, however, can be said to be reformed by mere knowledge of truth; for man is able to acquire these and to talk […]

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

Emanuel Swedenborg Quote – “All who have conscience say whatever they say from the heart…”

All who have conscience say whatever they say from the heart, and do whatever they do from the heart; for not having a divided mind they speak and act according to what they understand and believe to be true and good. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

Emanuel Swedenborg Quote – “Man does not wish to come out of spiritual servitude…”

Man does not wish to come out of spiritual servitude into spiritual liberty, for the reason, first, that he does not know what spiritual servitude is and what spiritual liberty is; he does not possess the truths that teach this; and without truths, spiritual servitude is believed to be freedom, and spiritual freedom to be servitude. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – […]

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

Emanuel Swedenborg Quote – “An unregenerate man is like one who sees phantoms…”

From all this it may be concluded that an unregenerate man is like one who sees phantoms at night… and afterwards, when he is being regenerated, he is like the same man seeing in the early dawn that the things he saw at night are delusions. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772)

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